The huerta in August

This is the most productive time of year in the huerta, but also the messiest. We have surrendered to the weeds, in acknowledgement that the veggies are growing healthily and who cares if the weeds are healthy too. We have an abundance of long thin Spanish green peppers, and a good crop too of aubergines which hang like purple earrings.

5 to remember
una calabaza – a butternut squash
la más desordenada – the messiest
en reconocimiento – in acknowledgement
una abundancia – an abundance
los pendientes – the earrings

7 thoughts on “The huerta in August

  1. Sharon Bonin-Pratt

    I don’t know how you do this so well. We have almost no yard but the few things we’ve tried to grow – various tomatoes – have become dinner for opossums, raccoons, rats, and skunks – we never got any of them. Now we’re sticking with succulents. I’m waiting to see what succulent dishes you prepare with the bounty from your garden.


    1. sandradan1 Post author

      We have had marauding wild pigs in the huerta this summer, but to be honest there is such a bounty here we could never possibly eat everything. We are philosophical and like to share our fruit, veg and nuts with the wildlife. We enjoy watching them so much and living side-by-side, we can at least let them eat our plums and peaches 🙂 SD



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